Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. Front Cover. John Strausbaugh. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, John Strausbaugh examines this phenomenon in Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture, a book. BLACK LIKE YOU. Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. By John Strausbaugh. Tarcher/Penguin. pp.
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About The Author – John Strausbaugh
Though Strausbaugh doesn’t wholeheartedly excuse the harsher aspects of blackface, this is typical of his stance in Black Like You. He is a critical observer of pop culture, and sometimes works as a music journalist. Sadly, African American and Jobn are almost exclusively portrayed as criminals in the media. At first I was angry because of the racist aspect of how White America embraced Black Culture but then I got over it and realized that Blacks took as much from White culture as They did from Blacks.
Strausbaugh lists the many big stars who “blacked up” for film, including Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Bing Crosby, and a litany of others though he misses Mickey Mouse. The less didactic approach is not necessarily a good thing, lending atrausbaugh often apologist air “Why does Eminem sound black? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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Sometimes the most talented African American performers would appear in the shows, hoping to make a name for themselves. Darius James, strauzbaugh of Negrophobia, and Afircan-American historian contributes to the book and lkke the afteword. John Strausbaugh tries to answer questions like these, drawing a larger picture of theatrical “ethnic caricatures” of all types, including black folk in blackface, black strausaugh in whiteface, what to do about “Birth of a Nation,” and the horror of Mickey Rooney as Japanese With images like this in circulation, Blackface seems less deviant, and though still terribly cruel it seems less unbelievable.
In the first chapter, he condemns both “nativist” and “multiculturalist” views as gross misunderstandings of American cultural development.
The power of blackface to enrage and mortify Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it still tells us about our culture and ourselves. Since John Strausbaugh has experience as a columnist and music journalist he knows what it takes to hold a reader’s attention and still present the facts.
About Black Like You A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations reveals that American culture is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. vlack
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As he researched the book, he came to think of American culture as “an indigenous, internationalist mongrel. From Race Movies to White Chicks 8. George Thatchers Greatest Minstrels poster. Though living mostly underground, it has become the ultimate in shock.
Personal interviews and dialog excerpts from films best portray the blatant racism that originated in the south. I’m done with this little ditty and the intellectual dust still has not settled in my mind. A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations jhn that American culture is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. This book is a goldmine of unbelievable documents. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Book ratings by Goodreads.
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I thought had he done more of the research himself and came to more critical decisions it would have been vlack better outing. History doesn’t repeat itself. Fariz rated it it was amazing Feb 16, The steausbaugh shocking revelation is that blackface remains alive in the 21st century.
Though this rings true in many respects, it also seems to ignore the roles of business, economics, and class in the formation of modern American culture.